God has an overarching plan for creation and our lives. He has created all things for His glory, that all of creation might reflect His goodness, honoring Him as Lord. When we get off track, departing from the unique plans and purposes for which we were created, God is so fierce in His all encompassing love that He interrupts the course of our lives. Our lives are marked by holy interruptions and divine timeouts, God Himself intervening, rerouting and brining us into His glorious designs.
19 Jan 2020
Fuel for the Fight
We live in a world full of exhausted people. Social media is taking its toll. Sleeplessness, anxiety, stress and depression are on the rise. While the age of connectivity grants us access to everything, we fend for ourselves, denying the One who can deliver us from anything what He most wants and we most need—connection with Him.
24 Nov 2019
One world. Two choices
The global health crisis has awakened us all to a truth we too often forget. No matter our religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity or culture, we all share one world. In this one world we all live with two choices. We will live and ultimately perish in scarcity or we will live and live abundantly in generosity. We all share this inescapable truth of living in one world with two choices.
22 Mar 2020
God’s rescue and reclaiming of humankind through Jesus Christ is the most exceptional act of love in the history of creation. There will never be another act of love more extravagant than God choosing to willingly give Himself for us. Jonah shows just how hopelessly we are lost in the madness of sin. It’s complicated because we’re loved by a God who is dedicated to our good and more aware of what that is, than we are.
9 Feb 2020
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In the Eye of the Beholder
There’s a popular saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Said differently, beauty is not found in the object, beauty rests in our perception. The same can be said about scarcity and abundance. What one person sees as more than enough, another sees as lack. It’s not about how much or how little we believe we have. It’s absolutely about what we see.
15 Mar 2020
Scarcity entered this world back in the Garden of Eden, when we separated from our Source. Scarcity does not return to generosity until we are restored to our Source, the Prodigal Father. Scarcity works to deceive us into believing what we really need is resources and control, but we didn’t lose resources and control back in the Garden. What was lost in the Garden was the life-giving connection with God as our Source, and our distinguished position of being the Prodigal Father’s Beloved.
5 Apr 2020
Primary Abundance & Secondary Success…
This world is filled with secondary success and governed by primary abundance. Secondary success is what we see, experience, manage and own in the physical realm. Primary Abundance is the triune God and His Kingdom, the source of all we see and experience in this physical world. It’s possible to have secondary success and never experience primary abundance. But God promises if we seek Him and His primary abundance, we will surely experience secondary success.
8 Mar 2020
The Goodness of Friday
There was nothing good about that Friday for those who loved and followed Jesus. Friday marked the death of their Rabbi, their Messiah, their hopes and their dreams. But Friday proves the Father has better hopes and grander dreams than we do. Friday represents the day(s) where what we know and value is crushed, so what God knows and values can be revealed. There’s a goodness in Friday that has the power to change every other day that follows.
10 Apr 2020
Still We Rise
The Resurrection is the source of the most profound hope we will ever find. Through His suffering, death, burial and resurrection, Jesus rescues us from a debt of sin while modeling how to RISE above our darkest days and crippling doubts to enter into His joyous plan. When Jesus rose from the dead, He laid a foundation upon which we can rest, knowing there’s nothing from which we cannot rise, nor is there anything that can separate us from His love.
12 Apr 2020
The Prodigal Father
“Prodigal” is expending resources freely, what some might consider recklessly, wastefully or extravagantly. The God of heaven is The Prodigal Father. He uses all kinds of resources, means and approaches to extend His loving, abundant Kingdom to those who are locked in and disfigured by the scarcity of this world. He is determined to see us restored and reconciled to Him and His ways. The Prodigal Father is constantly inviting us into the feast of relationship with Him and a place in His Kingdom.
29 Mar 2020
Whole Hearted Devotion
In our journey of faith, we are often tempted to settle in our comfort zones, satisfied with the blessing we have received thus far and content to wait on rapture or resurrection for our exit. But what if there’s more—a higher call, a deeper surrender, a greater devotion that God requires, and that adds to us the significance we spend so much of this life seeking in other places? What if the path from scarcity to generosity is not lined with more stuff, but more surrender? What if the significance we seek lies in our wholehearted devotion?
23 Feb 2020
Trying to Be Happy
We live in a world and time where the popular solution to every difficult experience is cheer up and get over it. Too often our tendency, with even the most excruciating experiences and crippling emotions, is to shake it off with happy. Many of us are exhausted because we’re going through life with so many unresolved issues. It’s foolish at best and ungodly at worst to think we can simply put a bandaid on everything. Some things in this world are difficult beyond explanation. We must learn how to mourn and find the supernatural comfort of God or we are going to die trying to be happy.
17 Nov 2019
Don't Stop Believing
We must always remember who we are, priest of the Most High God. And despite the difficulties and seeming failures in our lives, we must trust and believe that the God of creation has our times in His hands. Since God is with us, we are free to hope in the salvation only He can provide for every situation.
8 Dec 2019
The American Dream Redefined
The American Dream has been redefined by the next generation. They no longer want to live lead by a pursuit of provision and security first. They aren’t willing to simply pursue a secure place in the world. The next generation is fueled by a passion to make a difference and change the world.
5 Feb 2020
When We Have Nothing Else
Christmas expresses the truth of God With Us in a way that requires us to grasp its gift over and over again to truly and fully appreciate it. Receiving the gift of Immanuel transforms us into someone radically different from who we were or ever could be. Jesus, embodying flesh, yet miraculously ushering in His Spirit and truth, is the most awe-inspiring act of and for humanity. Mary, the mother of Jesus, lovingly reveals how we are to respond to the truth of God With Us… either refuse to believe who He is or grasp and embrace all of Him, realizing we have nothing without Him.
22 Dec 2019
It's Spiritual Before It's Natural
Everything in the physical realm began in the unseen, spiritual realm. All we can see and handle was once a thought in God’s mind and a word in His mouth. Seeing and experiencing life abundantly is rooted in knowing God as the originator and source of all things. When we live ignorant of this all-encompassing truth, we see and experience life from a scarcity mindset, confined to being in this world and of this world. Functioning solely in the natural realm locks us in the scarcity of this fallen world. We must know and never forget — it’s all spiritual before it’s natural.
17 Feb 2020
All Eyes On Him
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, God with us — Matthew 1:23. As we enter into our last series of 2019 and the Christmas season — the celebration and remembrance of God wrapping His only begotten Son in human flesh and sending Him to be with and ultimately to give Himself for us — we are asking God to help us see and more deeply understand what it means for God to be with us. How would our lives, our hopes, our thoughts, our concerns, our perspectives change if we really believed God is with us?
1 Dec 2019
He Sees You
Since the fall of humanity in the Garden of Eden, we have sought to return to God’s presence. Despite man’s best efforts to obey the law or carry the Ark of the Covenant, we were unable to return to Eden. However, God’s love is so great that when we couldn’t get to Him, He came to us. The greatest gift, God with us, changes everything because even when we aren’t looking He sees us!
15 Dec 2019
The Poverty of Presence
Texts. Emails. Tweets. Posts. DMs. In a day and age where our pace is driven by our tethered device, how does one find space? Space for rest, space to think, space to create, and even more so, space for the soul to be healthy.
4 Mar 2020
What We See or What He Says
Given the choice, most people will choose the riches of a good temporal life over the treasures of the abundant eternal life. Scarcity deceives the human soul so thoroughly, it makes it nearly impossible to get beyond defining what we see as the greatest thing to be possessed. As long as what we see is more valuable than what He says, no matter what we have we will live trapped in a world of scarcity.
1 Mar 2020